As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III. The live blog will start with the beginning of the Facebook prelim stream (currently scheduled for 5:45 p.m. ET), continuing through the Spike TV prelim broadcast (8 p.m. ET) and finally through the pay-per-view broadcast (9 p.m. ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
Before the main card featuring Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard and Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian, we’ll be giving live results of the two Spike TV bouts right here.
The Spike broadcast features a pair of very good fights with Demian Maia facing Jorge Santiago as well as an exciting class of lightweights as Anthony Pettis meets Jeremy Stephens.
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Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens – Round 1 – Pettis with a few punches that come up just short. Stephens throwing hard punches coming forward and a nice leg kick that lands. Stephens with a right hand and a takedown. Pettis works a leg up high and then pushes off and they’re back to standing. Accidental low blow on a leg kick by Pettis. Punch for Pettis lands. Stephens is looking for the heavy punch still but mixes in a nice low kick. Pettis looking for kicks to the body but Stephens doing a good job of blocking. Stephens pushing him into the cage now. Stephens with another takedown and he has Pettis against the cage. Pettis landing small punches to the side as Stephens can’t do anything with the takedown before Anthony stands up. Right hand lands for Stephens. Body kick by Pettis. 10-9 Stephens.
Round 2 – Stephens with the accidental low blow now and Pettis says he can continue. Punch lands for Pettis. Pettis with a takedown now and Stephens scoots back to the cage looking to stand up but Pettis turns him. Good elbow off his back by Stephens. Stephens tries to stand and almost gets his back taken so he’s right back down. Stephens stands up and Pettis is working around to his back standing. Another takedown by Pettis. Stephens with sort punches to the body and he stands up. Another takedown by Pettis. Stephens stands again but Pettis is just sticking to him against the cage. Stephens looks for the standing kimura and Pettis slides to the back. Pettis gets both hooks in now and switches to a body triangle. Pettis looking to find a choke as the round is running out. Stephens gets on top during the final seconds but can’t land anything. 10-9 Pettis to even it up.
Round 3 – Right hand by Stephens is blocked. Now he walks forward throwing big shots and gets a takedown. Pettis tries for a triangle choke and Stephens just postures up to avoid. Leg kick by Pettis and a head kick that is blocked. Right hand by Stephens. Pettis tries for a takedown but Stephens reverses it and it’s Pettis that is on his back. Pettis with a sweep off his back and they’re standing with Anthony pushing him against the cage. Pettis with a takedown and Stephens trying to stand up using the cage. Pettis continues to look fro the takedown and he does get one. Stephens gets up but Pettis remaining glued to him. Stephens with short punches and he reverses a takedown attempt by Pettis and it’s Stephens on top again. Stephens briefly had the back but Pettis gets up. Stephens with a takedown at the end but Pettis bounces up. VERY close round and fight. 10-9 Pettis I guess, but very close.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 Pettis, 29-28 Stephens, 29-28 Pettis. Anthony Pettis wins by split decision.
Demian Maia vs. Jorge Santiago – Round 1 – Maia able to clinch up with Santiago quickly but Santiago gets back to range. Head kick by Santiago just misses. Left hand by Maia and a few leg kicks by Santiago. Both men really throwing some big power shots. Maia with a trip takedown and he’s on top in Santiago’s half guard. Santiago kicks him off and gets back to standing. Back to distance after some clinching against the cage. Santiago landing a few punches and Maia tries to rush in with some of his own. Right hand by Santiago and Maia lands one of his own. Head kick by Santiago is blocked. Flying knee attempt by Santiago and a takedown by Maia. Santiago with an upkick but he can’t get off his back before the round ends. 10-9 Maia.
Round 2 – Santiago is trying to stalk through the early part of the round here. Santiago landing a left hand but Maia locks him up against the cage. Maia with the takedown and he is working with strikes from the top and trying to pass. Up kick lands for Santiago. Maia just continuing to grind away from the top and winning the round. 10-9 Maia.
Round 3 – Not much action for the first minute. Right hand lands for Santiago. Maia with a takedown but Santiago stands right back up. Maia has his back standing. Maia with another takedown and he’s on top working. Side control now and to north-south. The crowd has fully turned on the fight and are booing loudly. 10-9 Maia.
Official Scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Demian Maia wins by unanimous decision.
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